Be Careful Where You Place Your Thermostat

To make your home comfortable, it’s very important where you place your thermostat. If it’s in the wrong place, it won’t accurately read the temperature inside your home. Your HVAC system will run too often or not frequently enough if the thermostat registers the wrong temperature.

Height of Thermostat

The thermostat should be placed at a height of 52 to 60 inches. If it’s too high on the wall, it will register a high temperature because heat rises. If it’s not high up enough, it will register a low temperature. At the right height, it will be the most accurate.

Center of Your Home

Place the thermostat in a central area of your home that gets used. This will help make the temperature across your home more uniform. This area also makes the thermostat easily accessible to the entire family.

Interior Wall

You need to place the thermostat on an interior wall as exterior wall temperatures fluctuate with the temperature outside. Make sure there’s no hot water pipe behind where you place the thermostat.

Batey Brothers Heating & Cooling in Scottsboro, AL sells and installs programmable and smart thermostats. We have a wide variety of them to fit your personalized needs.

First Floor

As hot air rises, always place the thermostat on the first floor of your home. If you place it on the second floor, your first floor won’t be at a comfortable temperature.

Avoid Direct Sunlight

If you place your thermostat in direct sunlight, the temperature that it senses will be much warmer than that of the rest of your house. You’ll waste energy and money in this situation.

Avoid Air Vents

Don’t place it above a supply air vent. The temperature readings will be incorrect as it will sense incoming conditioned air.

Batey Brothers Heating & Cooling is the HVAC company to call for the installation, repair and maintenance of heating and cooling systems. This includes air conditioners, furnaces, heat pumps, packaged systems and geothermal systems. Find out more by giving us a call today!

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